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Epi Ren’s Journal Club: Type B Influenza

With the flu being all the rage these days (because we’re smack in the middle of the flu season in the United States), I thought I’d share with you this interesting journal article published in the American Journal of Public Health in March of 2013. It is titled “The Burden of Influenza B: A Structured Literature Review”. (The full citation…

Epi Ren’s Journal Club: Bats and Flu, just what we needed

If you know me, then you’ll know that I’m a big geek when it comes to all things influenza. The virus is fascinating. It mutates often enough to stay ahead of our immune systems and ahead of the finest epidemiologists in the world. It has killed millions, and it can kill billions if the right circumstances arise. Influenza viruses can…